Apple Tree Cottage
Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
Apple Tree Cottage is a thatched detached cottage is located in Tarrant Monkton, Dorset and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms and has a hot tub.
- Sleeps: 10
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: No
Apple Tree Cottage is a large detached cottage located in Tarrant Monkton, Dorset. It has five bedrooms; a ground floor family shower room with shower, WC and hand basin and Ground floor snug, one ground floor double, one first floor double with en-suite bathroom, one first floor double with en-suite shower room. Downstairs has an open-plan fitted kitchen and dining area, as well as a sitting room. Outside has an enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture and a hot tub. Off-road parking is available for several cars. Apple Tree Cottage is the ideal property for friend and family celebrations.
Apple Tree Cottage is a fabulous Grade II listed detached cottage located in Tarrant Monkton, Dorset.
Internally, the property has stunning contemporary furnishings, including three high-quality fitted bathrooms, while still retaining a wealth of character with its exposed beams. Offering five spacious bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor and would be ideal for those with limited mobility, it makes a great base for a family retreat. The further three bedrooms are on the first floor and are ideal for large families or a group of friends to catch up on their rest.
The ground floor hosts a spacious sitting room with a range of sofas, benefitting from a large woodburning stove to keep you warm during those chilly winter months. Take advantage of the provided books and games and use the dining table as a social space to play or read quietly. The kitchen has a wonderful set of fitted units and sleek worktops; with all the appliances you could need during your stay, as well as boasting some of the most magnificent countryside views from every window.
Outside has an enclosed lawned garden and a patio area with furniture and a large hot tub; take a relaxing soak with those fabulous bubbling jets and wash away those aching muscles, with plenty of space to sit out and enjoy the afternoon sun, with a refreshing glass of wine. There is off-road parking available for several cars.
While you're in the area, why not visit Hall and Woodhouse Brewery? Established in the 18th century, it offers detail on the beer-making process, with tastings and an on-site bar and restaurant. Or take a trip toward Bradbury Rings, which are on the former site of an Iron Age hill fort. With plenty of shops and eateries in the area, you will not be short of things to do. Apple Tree Cottage is the ultimate location for friends and families to relax and unwind.
- Oil central heating, underfloor heating, woodburning stove
- AGA oven and hob, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, TV, a selection of books and games and WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Off-road parking for several cars
- Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with a hot tub and furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 2½ miles and pub just under 1 mile
- Note: There is a sofa bed in the snug, a further two guests can be accommodated upon request
Blandford Forum is the most complete, small Georgian town in England, set on the banks of the River Stour. Fires destroyed the town in the eighteenth century and the town gradually rebuilt. Today, the town is now a fascinating example of Georgian architecture. Read all about the history of the town and the devasting fire in the local museum.
The town has a charming parish church and a wonderful marketplace. Surrounding the marketplace are an assortment of local independent shops and well-known "brand" shops as well as cafes, pubs, and supermarkets. The town also has indoor and outdoor markets each week. Blandford Forum is home to one of Dorset’s breweries – Hall & Woodhouse. Drop in for a tour of the brewery, sample, or buy the famous "Badger Beer".
There are a few trails to try around the town, cycle along the old trailway between Blandford and Sturminster Newton taking in fabulous Dorset scenery all the way. At Shillingstone is a cafe, offering needed refreshment for your trip back. Have a bite to eat in the cafe, alfresco, or in the restored buffet coach.
By far the biggest event in the area is the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair held at the end of August. The event has grown every year and now sits on a 600-acre site. It is the leading show of its kind in the world, attracting a lot of international attention. Fun for all the family with various entertainments and music to suit all ages and an old-time steam funfair.
For those adventurers, try Gorcombe Extreme Sports in the nearby village of Thornicombe. Here you find Quad biking, paintball, dirt buggies, an extreme assault course, and clay shooting. After a long day, stop for a cream tea and explore the well-stocked farm shop full of delightful local produce.